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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a winter's walk through the Botanic Gardens. Although there weren't very many flowers out because it was so cold there was still plenty to see. The paths are well formed, both along the Avon River and through the main parts of the...More

Thank kiwipippa
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Botanic Gardens on our first day in Christchurch and they were lovely (although, being the middle of winter a few of the areas weren't in bloom - e.g. the rose garden). The highlight was a giant tree near the Peace bell!

Thank Tassy S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can not encourage you enough to take time out of your trip to Christchurch to go and check out their Botanical Garden - particularly in the morning! I have included a photo I took in the conservatory which was just a magical place...make sure...More

Thank Max-out
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful and charming place! Full of flowers and trees. There's a nice cafeteria and restaurant Ilex to have a nice meal.

Thank Karolyn B
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful place to walk through and just take in the beauty around you. Also nice to just sit down and eat your lunch

Thank AngeChris2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could spend hours walking around these gardens, mostly surrounded by the Avon river. The different species of flowers are plentiful and are landscaped nicely around the gardens. Also, an orchestra was playing in the grounds when we were there, Very peaceful place to spend...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited towards the end of the Lions Tour. We wanted a bit of culture so we attempted the Museum, the Art Gallery and the Botanic gardens in one day...too much. We went to the Art Gallery another day. Despite an early start we were...More

1  Thank artangelDevon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here before in the summer many years ago, so it was interesting to see what there is to see in the winter. The answer is: quite a lot, as winter in Christchurch is still very mild compared to a Northern-European winter! I...More

Thank Vardomannen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park in the Botanic Gardens car park where you will find a charging point for electric cars too. Stroll across the bridge where ducks wait for snacks from visitors. You can either turn left towards the new cafe building or right towards the rhodo's a...More

1  Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this right in the heart of ChCh. Definitely worth a visit. Allow a few hours to enjoy the walking paths rose gardens and different pieces of art. Beautiful in Autumn made great photos!!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
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April 7, 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.
Celeste W
March 27, 2017|
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Response from HoneyandPaul | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campervan parking as the gardens are in the middle of CBS, but there is normal parking available within walking distance.
November 25, 2016|
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Response from Rkemsley | Reviewed this property |
By the museum away from the cathedral square. There is an i-site at one of the entrances. Hope you find it